A DISAPPOINTING season of underachievement received its last rites when the Nor-West Jets fell to a 72-point loss to Manly-Warringah in the final round of the AFL Sydney Division Two season at Harbord’s Weldon Oval on Saturday.
THE Nor-West reserves were left to rue what might have been after they recorded a heart-stopping four-point victory over Manly-Warringah in a thrilling Division Four encounter.
AUBURN continued its march towards the AFL Sydney Division Two finals and subjected the Nor-West Jets to a fifth loss in six matches when they outlasted the Jets by 35 points at Bensons Lane on Saturday.
THE reserves knew their position in Division Four would be decided in their match against bottom team Auburn, with the loser almost certain to be relegated at the end of the season.
THE Nor-West Jets finally bowed out of the 2011 AFL Sydney Division Two finals race in the most disappointing way possible when they collapsed to a 91-point belting from Holroyd-Parramatta at Gipps Road Oval on Saturday.
THE Nor-West Jets have been left to rely on other results going their way to qualify for this year’s AFL Sydney Division Two finals after Saturday’s clashes against Moorebank were washed out by the heavy rain throughout Sydney and the circumstances that come with that rain.The club is grateful to the Hawkesbury Sports Council for its compassionate decision to the importance of the match by declaring Bensons Lane open, but with all other publicly operated grounds in the city closed, AFL Sydney was left with no option but the cancel the round and leave the Jets frustrated.
PENRITH gave another demonstration of why it is the red hot AFL Sydney Division Two premiership favourites and left Nor-West with an uphill battle to make the finals with a 45-point victory over the Jets in the Riff-RAAF Cup clash at Bensons Lane on Saturday.
HEADING towards the end of a nightmare stretch of matches against the top five teams in consecutive weeks, the reserves gave high-flying Penrith a big fright in the first half before finally succumbing by 43 points in Division Four.
THE Nor-West Jets were ruthlessly exposed as pretenders in the race for a finals’ position as they handed up their spot in the top five with barely a whimper as Auburn cruised to a 38-point victory in their AFL Sydney Division Two match at Mona Park on Saturday.
ONCE again the reserves went into their match undermanned, a problem that hopefully is now over, and it paid a huge toll on those who did line up as the undefeated Macquarie University romped to an 89-point thrashing at University Oval.
THE Nor-West Jets recorded their seventh victory of the season and set up a virtual elimination final against Auburn this Saturday with a solid if unconvincing 45-point win over Camden at Harrington Park’s Fairfax Reserve in their AFL Sydney Division Two match on Saturday.
THE Nor-West Jets broke back into the AFL Sydney Division Two top five and gained a modicum of revenge for a disappointing performance earlier in the season when they eased past St George by 66 points in their round 11 clash at Bensons Lane on Saturday.
THE Nor-West reserves turned in their best effort in some time to move clear of the relegation zone with a pulsating 29-point upset victory over the high-flying UTS Bats.
THE Nor-West Jets fell heartbreakingly short of a return to the AFL Sydney Division Two top five when it narrowly failed to hold off a fast-finishing Balmain by one point in a thriller at Blacktown International Sports Park’s No.2 Oval on Saturday night.
The reserves had the bye.
THE Nor-West Jets returned to the winner’s list and restored some of their lost pride with a comprehensive 62-point victory over AFL Sydney Division Two cellar dwellers Camden at Bensons Lane on Saturday.
The reserves match against UTS was again washed out in disgraceful circumstances.
A WEEK is a long time in football, and the Nor-West Jets found that out in the most painful way possible outside of finals elimination when they were humiliated by Penrith by 97 points in the AFL Sydney Division Two competition at Emu Plains’ Dukes Oval on Saturday.
PENRITH ensured it was a dark day for Nor-West when it ran away in the second half to record a convincing 38-point victory in the reserves that left the Jets still only percentage ahead of the relegation zone.
THE Nor-West Jets finally produced a performance more akin to their potential and registered their third straight AFL Sydney Division Two victory with an impressive 43-point triumph over the previously undefeated Sydney University at St Pauls Oval on Saturday.
N A complete contrast to the senior match, the reserves turned in another listless performance to slump to a 25-point defeat to the previously winless Auburn in Division Four at Mona Park.
A MAGICAL eight-goal display from Nor-West captain Jake Berry spearheaded the Jets to a thrilling 14-point win over Moorebank to lift the team into the AFL Sydney Division Two top five for the first time this season at Rosedale Oval on Saturday.
WITH so many players missing from the senior team, it was the reserves who were affected by player unavailability, only being able to call on 21 players for the Diivision Four game, and it took its toll despite a brave effort from start to finish, with the bigger, fitter Magpies running out 33-point winners, 13.10 88 to 8.7 55.
The Nor-West Jets slipped to the brink of the relegation zone with a 24-point loss to St George in the AFL Sydney Division Two competition at Henson Park on Saturday.
The reserves had their fourth consecutive week off with a bye in Division Four.
The senior match was postponed to June 11 at Bensons Lane at 2.10pm due to a ground closure, while the reserves match was cancelled due to circumstances beyond the club's control........
THE lessons learned from round one were forgotten as Balmain handed Nor-West a 64-point caning and a harsh reality check of how far it is from challenging at the business end of the AFL Sydney Division Two season on Sunday.
The reserves match against UTS was postponed to June 11 due to rain and Woollahra Council's lack of knowledge that football is a winter sport.
THE Nor-West Jets bounced back from a disappointing round one defeat with a 39-point win over Holroyd-Parramatta in their AFL Sydney Division Two clash at Bensons Lane on Saturday.
The reserves suffered their second consecutive defeat, being overrun by the Goannas by 10 points.
SYDNEY University handed the Nor-West Jets an early season wake-up call when it cruised to a convincing 24-point victory in the AFL Sydney Division Two season opener at Bensons Lane on Saturday.
THE performance of the reserves team made the senior effort seem like déjà-vu as they produced a similarly listless first half before coming back late to limit the impact of a 14-point loss to UNSW-Eastern Suburbs in the early match.
Neighbours.......everybody needs good neighbours......
The Jets head across Castlereagh Road to face off against those pesky Rams, the big improvers from 2010 in Div 3. Jonty the Jet was there to pencil down some of his goodness.
The Jets meet Black Diamond FL club Gosford Tigers in their first trial of 2011, played at Monarch Oval, Campbelltown. The following from the scribe of returning Bensons Brother, Jonty the Jet.